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Sunday October 2nd



Sunday Mass

Theme: Promoting Positive Mental Health-Guest Speaker from the Samaritans, Galway

The College Chapel,
1.00pm and 9.00pm

Time Table

Tuesday October 4th

Psych Soc & SVP Soc

Resilience: Looking out for yourself and others
A St. Vincent de Paul representative will be presenting a workshop on how to support yourself in times of stress and how to recognise and support others experiencing mental health issues. Seas Suas will also be talking about the importance of resilience and wellbeing. Free tea & coffee, not to be missed!
Large Acoustic Room
, Áras na Mac Léinn, 12.30pm - 2.00pm


Finance Soc

Linkedin Headshot
in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Soc & the Careers Office

Visit us during  the Graduate Career Fair to get a professional headshot . Donations for Pieta House Welcome.
Aras na Mac Leinn Foyer, (outside the Hub)
12.00pm - 4.00pm



Club Classics
Free interactive hip hop dance workshop teaching you foundation moves to tear up the dance floor and turn you into dance royalty.

The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn, 6.00pm


Health Unit


Free STI Clinic, book a slot in advance.
The Health Unit 


Self Care Talk

The self care workshop will be full of practical tips on how to look after yourself during college, and that is aims to give a demonstration of all the small things you can do to pick yourself up! Everything from eating right to sleeping well!

AC204, 6.00pm - 8.00pm


Seas Suas
Promoting Health & Wellbeing.

Drug and Alcohol Information & Training with Liam O’Loughlin

Developing Positive Mental Health with the Samaritans.

MY129, Aras Moyola,
6.30pm - 8.30pm


Writer’s Soc

Mental Health Awareness Writing Workshop

A Workshop to explore relevant mental health issues through learning about them, and writing. If you find it hard to talk, why not express it in writing instead? No prior writing skills necessary, this is a workshop to encourage self-expression, self-reflection, and staying knowledgeable about our mental health

AC214, 6.00pm - 8.00pm


Timelord Soc

Screening of Robots of Sherwood
Screening followed by talk with the NUI Galway Counselling service on issues raised and supports available in NUI Galway.

D’arcy Thompson Theatre, 7.00pm


Psych Soc & Fem Soc

Screening of The Mask you Live In & discussion
How our culture’s narrow definition is harming our boys, men and wider society - and what we can do about it.

will be starting off a discussion about the topic afterwards - not to be missed!

AMB Fottrell Theatre, 7.00pm



5 Songs
Celebrating Mental Health Week with the Chaplaincy

The Chapel, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Monday October 3rd


Students Union

Positive Pebbles
All Day look out for the Positive Pebbles
Across campus.


French Soc

Free "Petit Déjeuner" French Breakfast Morning’

French Soc will host a free french breakfast all are welcome :) did we mention the FREE FOOD?!!

The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn, 9.00am -12.00pm.

Students Union Contemporary Dance ClassThe Cube 9am-10am


Dramsoc & GUMS (Musical)

Free Hugs

Watch out for free hugs coming to a building near you. According to scientific studies a 10-second hug a day can lead to biochemical and physiological reactions in your body that can significantly boost your physical, and emotional, health.

Throughout the day In a foyer near you,

11.00am - 5.00pm.

Students Union
Monday Massage

All Day #MondayMassage reduced rate massage.
To book contact 086 8378589



Brunch with GiGSoc

Start their days right with some healthy food and some good company.
The Cube, Áras Na Mac Léin, 11.00am - 1.00pm


SU, Counselors & Library:
Mind body & Soul Collection Launch
with guest speakers: Connacht Rugby Squad members, SU welfare Officer & Student Counselling & refreshments.
The Library Foyer 1.00pm



Evening Meditation

Chapel Common Room. 


Gig Soc

Candlelight Remembrance Vigil

We will take a moment of silence to remember people who we have lost due to mental health issues, addiction and suicide.

Outside Áras Na Mac Léinn,

6.30pm - 7.00pm


Timelord Society

Screening of Amy’s Choice
Five years after finally leaving the TARDIS Amy and Rory, now married, live in the quiet little village of Leadworth. But everything is not what it would seem.

The Large Acoustic Room,
Áras Na Mac Léinn, 7.00pm


Film Soc

Screening of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is a film about a young irish man’s struggle with mental illness. It was the joint winner of the Best Irish Feature at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh

IT250, 7pm   


Cutting out the Dramatics

Come along for some fun silly warm up games and improv focused totally on lifting people’s spirits and putting people in a good mood! We will use games as a way to engage in serious subject matters in a safe space. Although dealing with a serious subject matter the atmosphere will be light and will be focused on support.

The Meeting Rooms, Áras na Mac Léinn, 4.00pm - 6.00pm



Tea and Talk

Tea and chats with GiGSoc, come forget about your worries and have some tea!

Meeting Rooms, Áras Na Mac Léinn, 7.00pm - 8.00pm


Baking Soc

B.Y.O.M Mug Cake Workshop

Attendees will learn how to make delicious cakes, cookies and brownies using a microwave and a mug. Please be advised, attendees must have their own mug to participate! You supply the mug, we supply the cake!

The Hub, 6.00pm-9.00pm.


French Soc

French Soc Schloer and Cheese Night with CinéClub

The first of our FrenchSoc CinéClub ”Movie Nights will show "Dans la Coeur This film explores how an unlikely friendship might just get them through a rough patch. With Schloer and Cheese for all who attend! There will be English subtitles and all are more than welcome to come and enjoy the non-alcoholic banter and French culture!

Meeting Rooms, Áras na Mac Léinn, 8.00pm - 11.00pm


Students Union 

Neil Delamere

Popular comedian takes to the stage, something to smile/laugh about. 

O’Flaherty Theatre.

Tickets €5 from the SU Office. (Sold out)

Wednesday 5th October



Poster Sale

The popular poster sale is back with great bargains for art work to brighten your walls, now that’s a reason to smile.
Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer,
10.00am - 5.00pm


Best Buddies
Pop Up PhotoBooth

Use the fun props, take a selfie, or strike a pose, post to facebook #ShareASmile

Áras na Mac Léinn,
11.00am - 4.00pm


Archaeological Soc

Archaeology and Yoga

Connecting the past and the present

A synthesis of meditation, yoga and connection to the material world around us through dynamic movement and conscious awareness to bring awareness of the body, mind and space into balance. All skill levels, please bring own mats.

The View, 11.00am-12.30pm

Style Society

Fitness class and talk about healthy body, healthy mind.

with fitness instructor Shane Coughlan will give advice on all things food and exercise related!

The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn, 12pm - 2pm 


Music Soc & Choral Soc
Lunchtime Concert Music & Relaxing Tea

With guest singer songwriter Whim and performances from Music Soc & Choral Soc
The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn, 1.00pm - 2.00pm


Students Union

Free Mindful Meditation
with NUIG Mindful Way.
AC202 1.10pm-1.50pm.

Student Counselling
Free Mindfulness Workshop
with Martina Coyne, a taster for the full workshop series which will run as part of the Autumn Wellness Programme.
The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Flirt FM

Heads Up

Listen to  the first 2 parts of our Mental Health Series Heads Up  on FM 101.3, 4pm - 5pm



Chef's Challenge & Autumn Wellness Programme Launch
Healthy Food improves your mood, get tips from our campus chefs and find out how they will be going head to head in the Great Chef’s Challenge. We will also launch the Autumn Wellness Programme full of workshops and opportunities to increase your well being. Join us for music from Orchestra Society and food and refreshments

Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer
5.00pm - 6.00pm

Health Unit


Put your mind at ease with the weekly free STI Clinic in the Health Unit



Psych Soc

#LittleThings to make NUIG a more inclusive and autism friendly campus

Open panelist discussion on Autism and how NUIG community can make positive changes which will help facilitate students of all abilities.

AC201, 7pm,  



Talk from LGBT Helpline

We have a speaker from the LGBT Helpline to talk about some statistics and what services are available to the LGBT community.

IT202, 7.00pm - 8.00pm



Talk from a Psychiatric Nurse

We have a nurse in to talk about general mental health and how working in this field has affected her.

IT202, 8.00pm - 9.00pm



Candlelight Prayer & Praise in the Chapel

Candlelight prayer service followed by refreshments.

The Chapel, 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Thursday October 6th



Thursday Morning Dance
Start your day with Salsa Fitness Silent Disco style with Pedro.

Foyer Áras na Mac Léinn, 9.00am - 10.00am



Poster Sale
Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer 10.00am - 5.00pm


Psych Soc & Choral Soc

‘#AddFriendsToYourTea.. And Coffee Morning’

Free tea, coffee and goodies in abundance with Psych Soc & Choral Soc this morning! Start your day right, #ShareASmile and look out for surprise appearances from some of NUIG’s best voices.

10.00am -12pm, Aras na Mac Leinn - The View


Draoicht Soc

Draoicht Book Sale/Swap

Books are a great way to keep your mind healthy and active, whether it's taking a break from study or escaping to another world. All books will be around €2 and all proceeds will go to charity. You can also swap your own books for ours, for free!  

Aras na Mac Leinn Foyer
10.00am - 4.00pm,


Coffee/Tea Morning
For Mentors and Mentees to get together.
The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn, 11am-12pm

Career Development Centre

How to disclose mental health/disability to potential employers

The Meeting Rooms, Áras na Mac Léinn, 1.30pm – 2.30pm


Arts in Action

Malachy Bourke

Malachy is from west Co. Galway. He has spent his life listening and playing Irish music. His album releases include Draw the Bow solo fiddle, Live at Steeple Sessions with fiddle player Toner Quinn, Burke and Dwyer with Uilleann Piper Donnacha Dywer and recently The Masters Return with Frankie Gavin.Malachy will be accompanied by his father Brian Bourke on Bodhran.
Music to lift your mood.

The Cube Aras na Mac Leinn 1.00pm-2.00pm,


Organic Gardening Society

‘Healthy Life, Healthy Mind: 
Eating & Exercise’

Organic Soc are holding an organic garden open day where you can Come and relax in the NUIG Organic Garden, have a go at some gardening if you wish and learn about the ways gardening can benefit your mental health - some health and fitness tips too.

Organic Garden, Distillery Road  3.00pm - 5.00pm

Flirt FM

Heads Up

Listen to  the last 2 parts of our Mental Health Series Heads Up  on FM101.3, 4pm - 5pm


Writers Soc & Gig Soc
Writing Workshop

A Workshop to explore relevant mental health issues  with a LGBTQ focus that people may face through learning about them, and writing. If you find it hard to talk, why not express it in writing instead? No prior writing skills necessary, this is a workshop to encourage self-expression, self-reflection, and staying knowledgeable about our mental health.

AC204, 6.00pm - 8.00pm


Juggling Society

Why juggling is so good for you, try it out and see for yourself, beginners welcome.

Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer,  6.00pm - 8.00pm



Movie & Snacks Evening

The Chaplaincy will be screening ‘Life is Beautiful’ (La Vita è Bella)

The Chapel Common Room, 6.30pm


Psych Soc & Psi Chi

The ultimate Table Quiz

It’s Mental Health week and the charity is Jigsaw. Let’s break it down, 4 people per team, €5 per player. Finger food and raffle on the night - what more could you want?

Sult, College Bar, 7.00pm


Lit & Deb

Rant Night/Poetry Slam

Join us in the Kirwan at 7pm to rant about literally anything that's on your mind, what annoyed you today or whatever drives you around the twist! If you prefer a more artistic medium, share your world view through poetry from 8pm. Life's a little easier when you talk things through, what better place to do it?

Kirwan Theatre,
7.00pm - 10.00pm


Gums & GiGSoc

Lip Sync Night

Ever wanted to try Lipsync? Have a passion for being on stage? Just want to have some fun? Then this is the event for you!

The Cube, Aras na Mac Leinn, 9.00pm - 10.30pm

Week Long Events

Psych Soc


Psych Soc will be running the #ShareASmile campaign throughout the week to show how important and easy it can be to make a positive impact on someone's day through small gestures, the #LittleThings, so share your 'smile experiences' on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.

Collect a Mental Health Goodie Bags
A reason to smile!
Monday 11.00am - 3.00pm Smokies (Concourse) & Wednesday, 12.00pm - 4.00pm Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer,

There is such a thing as a free lunch/coffee!
Plus You could get a Free Coffee in participating outlets
and one lucky customer will get a Free Lunch daily, more things to smile about!
Úr Restaurant, Friars Restaurant, Zinc Cafe,
Súlt, Smokies, Stem Café (CSI)  & Coffee On Line
(IT Building)


Psych Soc

Confession/Outlet Boards
Take a post it note and write anonymously about mental health on a designated red board near you. Results will be published afterwards
Various Foyers


Psych Soc

‘#LittleThings Video Campaign
Watch out for us during mental health week. We’ll be asking what makes you smile and what are the #littlethings that get you through the day.
Throughout Campus


Sláinte Society

watch out for their 'pick me up' bags.

Word of Hope Wall  @ The Chapel

Visit the wall throughout the week and write your word of HOPE

Brighten Your Day
Visit ALIVE in the Hub () and get a free colourful highlighter to brighten up your reading!

Monday – Thursday 2pm-5pm

Mental Health Week 2016

Seachtain Meabhairshláinte, OÉ Gaillimh 2016


#littlethings is a mental health and wellbeing campaign. It highlights that there are things
that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel
and how you cope.

If you need any support or information please contact any of the following people: 

Chaplaincy Service 091 495055

Counselling Service 091 492427

Student Health Unit 091 492604

SU Welfare Officer Daniel Khan 091 492747

Participate Programme (online programme for social anxiety)

Jigsaw Galway 091 549252

Samaritans Free phone 116123

Here are the #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and
our wellbeing:

  • Keeping Active

  • Talking About Your Problems

  • Looking Out For Others

  • Doing Things With Others

  • Eating Healthily

  • Staying In Touch

  • Drinking Less Alcohol

  • Sleeping Well

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